Verstappen determined to deny Hamilton a 100th win in Hungary

Rodolfo Schellin

Lewis Hamilton can turn out to be the first Formula 1 driver to win a hundred races but Purple Bull’s entire world championship chief Max Verstappen intends to be the 1 celebrating in Hungary on Sunday.

Hamiiton has won eight situations at the Hungaroring, a document he shares with fellow seven situations entire world winner Michael Schumacher for most wins at the identical grand prix.

The Mercedes driver’s 99th victory, at his house British Grand Prix ten days ago soon after a significant-velocity first lap collision with Verstappen, turned up the warmth on the title fight and additional acrimony.

Equally teams need to now go to a digital meeting with stewards soon after Purple Bull sought a review of the conclusion to hand Hamilton only a ten second penalty for his involvement in the accident at Silverstone.

Verstappen, whose lead was slashed from 33 details to eight soon after ten rounds, will be especially fired up to rebuild his benefit prior to the August split.

If Hamilton were being to triumph with the swiftest lap at the Hungaroring, and Verstappen end second, the pair would indicator off for the summer level on details and wins.

There are absolutely sure to be loads a lot more clashes ahead but Verstappen, thirteen decades more youthful than Hamilton at 23, would rather do his conversing on the track.

“I don’t have substantially to say on all the media hoopla, and to be trustworthy I am not fascinated in receiving associated in any of that,” he explained.

“I know what took place at Silverstone as I was in the car and naturally I truly feel a certain way about how my race finished but now I’m just concentrating on producing absolutely sure we are the finest we can be on track so we can continue to be ahead in the championship.

“The group can get care of the official aspect of points and something that needs on the lookout into soon after the crash but my position is the identical as usually — to be the finest I can and check out to win on Sunday.”

Verstappen also has good recollections of Hungary, using his first pole there in 2019 and ending second the past two decades.

“I love Hungary as a track and let us hope there is a very little a lot less motion on the way to the grid as the mechanics labored some type of wonder to get my car out for the race past calendar year,” he explained.

The Dutch driver crashed prior to the start past calendar year, leaving his mechanics racing to maintenance the suspension and substitute a front wing.

Mercedes group boss Toto Wolff saw Purple Bull coming back strongly.

“It is a track that will probable go well with our opponents a lot more, but we are going to give it all we’ve obtained,” he explained.

Hungary also holds delighted recollections for Alpine’s double entire world winner Fernando Alonso, who took the first win of his F1 vocation at the circuit with Renault in 2003 and who turns forty this week.

“It feels like a big go-kart circuit. We all like driving there simply because I think the driver has a pretty a little bit a lot more enter than some circuits,” explained the Spaniard.

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